How I Live Now
“Every war has turning points and every person too.”Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as... show more
“Every war has turning points and every person too.”Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.A riveting and astonishing story.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: November 30th 2004
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Pages no: 194
Edition language: English
How I Live Now By Meg Rosoff I give How I Live Now 4½ stars out of five. I give this book this rating due to how I think the author explained Daisy’s feelings well. I think that many authors can do this but Meg Rosoff did this better than any that I know. It was very realistic which was good seeing...
A few years ago, I went through a phase where I was only reading dystopias. I burned myself out quickly because a lot of the books felt like clones. It seemed like I was just reading the same book over and over. I don’t know how I missed How I Live Now during my dystopia phase. It would have broke...
I almost put this down, the writing is so strange in the beginning. But I'm really glad I didn't. I've never read anything else like this. It's so simple and beautiful... I loved it. Completely.My full review is here, on Hot Stuff for Cool People.
After being shipped to England to live with distant relatives, fifteen year old Daisy ends up in an unthinkable situation. The world has broken out in war. With her Aunt, the only adult in the English household, away on business in Oslo, Daisy and her cousins must do their best to survive while batt...
Saw the movie, came back home, went to Amazon, bought this book.I must say I read the book because I loved the movie. Not the other way around. A very high bar was doomed to be overcame. They are nothing alike, the movie is more thrilling, the book is more touching, but I recommend you to watch it, ...